Inconsistent lighting on trees when placed/painted on
I'm hoping someone can help me, if you check out the picture the trees on the left where placed down and positioned normally and the lighting seems to be fine. but the trees on the right have been painted on using the foliage tool. ive rebaked the lighting but its still showing like there is no shadows.
is there anything i need to check when using the foliage tool that could be causing this to happen?
Thanks in advance.
asked Feb 03 '16 at 09:08 AM in Rendering
If you're using a Directional Light set to Moveable (dynamic) and a Skylight set to movable, make sure to rebuild lighting to clear any indirect lighting cache values. You should then only have direct lighting from the main light source, and the skylight will handle the fake bounce lighting.
This should be able to clear up the inconsistency you're seeing with the trees that are painted. This would at least be where I would start.
answered Feb 03 '16 at 09:26 PM
Tim Hobson ♦♦ STAFF
It looks like one uses lightmaps while the other uses dynamic lighting. I believe that by default objects placed with the foliage tool are lit dynamically, while regularly placed ones use lightmaps which could explain the different results you are seeing.
answered Feb 03 '16 at 01:38 PM
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